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2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Trims

2 Dr Convertible

2 Dr Supercharged Convertible

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Avg. Price: $14,521

In 2005, Chrysler introduced two new versions of the popular and highly anticipated Crossfire sports car. The Crossfire lineup expanded considerably this year, as Chrysler added two trims and a new convertible body style. The new Crossfire SRT-6 was actually a separate model, differentiated by a very potent supercharger and some additional performance enhancements.

All six 2005 Crossfire variations housed a 3.2 liter V-6, but the SRT's engine is supercharged for 330 horspower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The 3300 pound convertible races from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and runs through the quarter mile in 13.3, while maintaining reasonable 17/24 mpg fuel economy.

The SRT is also differentiated by Chrysler's Autostick transmission, a front spoiler and a special sport-tuned suspension.

The Crossfire SRT-6 costs over $10,000 more than the other models, and gets all of the Limited trim's amenities. Standard features include full power accessories, a navigation system, leather seating, heated power seats, a tire pressure monitor, and a six-speaker Infinity Modulus sound system.

While there was little debate over the merits of the SRT-6 performance-wise, many consumers have complainted about ergonomics. The Crossfire is similar to the Mercedes SLK's styling, both inside and out, but Chrysler's inclusion of lower quality materials cheapens the feel of the car. Other complaints are uncomfortable seating and user-unfriendly controls.

2 Dr Supercharged Hatchback

Avg. Price: $14,429

The Chrysler Crossfire was introduced in 2004 in one trim, and the unique SRT-6 followed in 2005. This was the first Chrysler vehicle to be badged SRT-6, which denoted a supercharged version of the Mercedes engineered power plant.

The Crossfire SRT was powered by a 3.2 liter V-6, tweaked for 330 horsepower, verses 215 in the naturally aspirated version. Engine torque also jumps from 229 to 310 pound-feet. Decreases in fuel economy are marginal, considering the abundance of additional power: SRT-6 drivers can expect 17/24 mpg. The SRT-6 is only available with Chrysler's Autostick transmission, routing power to the coupe's rear wheels. This model also uses a special sport-tuned suspension.

The SRT is similarly equipped to the new Limited trim Crossfire. Unique standard features include a front spoiler, special suspension, and a navigation system.

One common owner and reviewer complaint is that there is no true manual transmission. Chrysler's Autostick is a five-speed automatic with a manual shift gate. The SRT's superb handling and extraordinary power are often listed as favorite features.